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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

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  • 3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,668 Reviews 30,668 Reviews Write a Review
  • $17.00 includes Free Shipping
  • .3 fl oz   
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You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

Water ((aqua) Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Blue 1 (ci 42090), Green 3 (ci 42053), Yellow 5 (ci 19140), Yellow 6 (ci 15985), Red 22 (ci 45380), Red 33 (ci 17200), Red 27 (ci 45410), Yellow 10 (ci 47005), Green 5 (ci 61570)]

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Loved it!
Sampled

I really liked the texture of it, very different than most lip stains. It didn't seem to stain for quite as long as a traditional stain does, though.

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Sampled

Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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Perfect Lip Stain
Sampled

Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Perfect!

Absolutely loved this product. Added just enough tint. Not too dark, not too light.

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Lasts a decent time

Loved the shade and it does stay for awhile. I wish it had a better taste but otherwise it was a nice stain.

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LOVE!
Sampled

Loved the color (bright red!), texture, and taste. I have a ton of little purses, and this fits perfectly in it to touch up color throughout the night.

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Great stain

I love this stain for my lips. The lip gloss type applicator is super easy and effective to use. This stain gives me lips a nice flushed look and I don't need to worry about constantly applying lipstick. It's great for those no makeup looks when you want something quick and easy. The stain lasts for 2-3 hours and reapplying is super fast and easy. I have used it on my cheeks too and it works nicely, just be sure to blend it very fast otherwise you'll end up with splotches staining your skin.

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Tricky

I found this to be nice but tricky to use. I think it will be a nice addition once I figure out how to apply it correctly.

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Great

This is a great way to add some color to your lips and cheeks without it being overpowering. Really liked how it looked on my lips since I don't wear lipstick ever

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Not Super Impressed

This balm is supposed to add a "pop" of color to your cheeks or lips. I first applied it to my lips and was disappointed with the result. The consistency was so thin that it took several applications for me to even see much color show up at all.
I did get a better result with the cheek application; it only took a few dabs and the color was cute and subtle.

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